Gulf Strike Team Assists with Salvage of Tow Vessel

Three members of the Coast Guard’s Gulf Strike Team assisted with the salvage Wednesday of a motor vessel that took on water in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway near Mobile, Ala.

The Motor Vessel Captain Jerry Ogeron was towing two barges containing a combined 1,848,000 gallons of crude oil condensate when it took on water at the stern Tuesday, causing a severe list.

The GST members are reviewing the salvage plan with Coast Guard Sector Mobile and will provide salvage operations oversight. A salvage company is en route to the scene.

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